Witi Ihimaera Quotes.

1. "When you're sorting yourself out, family are not often the ones you can turn to. They represent the place of departure and not the place of arrival."
- Witi Ihimaera, Nights In The Gardens Of Spain

2. "When it comes to the crunch, coming out is the greatest of all confessions. Nothing is more difficult to acknowledge. When we become ourselves we reach right back to the time when we were conceived out of our parents’ passion. We murder their lives. There can never be any forgiveness."
- Witi Ihimaera, Nights In The Gardens Of Spain

3. "All truth is fiction, really, for the teller tells it as he sees it, and it might be different from some other teller."
- Witi Ihimaera, The Matriarch

4. "Harper saw a dark young guy, trying to stop from laughing so much. By some trick of perspective the tracers illuminated Sam's profile with a halo of fireflies. Something about him touched Harper, so that long after the gunship had swung low and away Sam's image remained on his retina."
- Witi Ihimaera, Uncle's Story

5. "Lots of people come just to dance and have a good time. Here you can do anything you want to do, be anyone you want to be. It's called freedom. Be careful, it can be contagious."
- Witi Ihimaera, Uncle's Story

6. "It felt right not to talk. It felt good just to be. Sometimes there was no need to fill the air with words."
- Witi Ihimaera, Uncle's Story

7. "I have always loved long journeys. The act of leaving accustomed surroundings is a release from real time, real life. You can place that familiar life on hold, freeze it, secure in the awareness that it will be there waiting for you when you come back. The journey itself becomes an opportunity to explore parallel lives, those other optional lives which have always been there."
- Witi Ihimaera, Uncle's Story

8. "He loved them deeply, but sometimes love becomes a power game between the ambitions that parents have for their children and the ambitions that children have for themselves."
- Witi Ihimaera, The Whale Rider

9. "Der Mensch mag sein moko (Tätowierung) in die Erde tätowieren, aber sobald seine Wachsamkeit nachlässt, nimmt die Natur sich zurück, was er sich angeeignet hatte, um seine Eitelkeit zu befriedigen."
- Witi Ihimaera, The Whale Rider

10. "Even the good guys,' she said, 'can't win all the time."
- Witi Ihimaera, The Whale Rider

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